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May 12, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative launched Sierra Release 2.2, introducing new functionality that will streamline staff operations and enhance the end-user experience. Eagerly anticipated by many Innovative library partners, this release is already in use by more than 100 library systems throughout the world. Sierra Release 2.2 targets key priorities for library partners, including scalability, reliability, security, and manageability, with feature improvements for cataloging, circulation, reporting, discovery, and resource sharing.

May 9, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the launch of Vital Release 6.4 to streamline the implementation of digital asset management and institutional repositories.

May 4, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Amb el sistema compartit, les biblioteques de les universitats del CSUC gestionaran les operacions bibliotecàries amb el programari Sierra i tindran una eina de descoberta amb la interfície Encore contra els megaíndexs d’EBSCO.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has chosen to move to Sierra.

May 2, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative to deliver a next-generation library software solution in support of its statewide consortia initiative. This initiative will bring together all state-funded higher education institutions on one library system, including all community colleges and every public university in Florida. FALSC has selected Sierra for its open architecture and ability to deliver collaborative, personalized, sustainable, and adaptable capabilities. Sierra will also support the challenges facing the large academic consortium and its individual institutions for resource sharing.

April 7, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the availability of the next major version of Polaris. Polaris Release 5.1 is part of the fastest release train in the history of Polaris, delivering five product releases over the course of eighteen months. Polaris Release 5.1 introduces new developments that will present greater opportunities for staff and patron discovery, including Leap circulation enhancements, resource sharing integration, and improved search suggestions and reporting filters.

March 30, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has created a product development strategy that enables libraries to remain engaged in the digital world by transforming library business processes. To align with staff workflows and patron needs, Innovative concentrated on mobile solutions and libraries are experiencing significant value with Mobile Worklists for staff performance, MyLibrary! for patron engagement, and Leap for flexible, intuitive workflows. This strategy challenges the traditional manner in which libraries operate, as well as how library professionals support their communities.

March 17, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has begun beta testing the Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.0 to integrate higher quality content and better coverage of library data in one location. Built on the Innovative Open Library Stack, the Innovative Knowledge Base serves as the single source of catalog data; integrating holdings and managed resources across entire library systems, in real-time. Using modern day indexing, the Innovative Knowledge Base includes full bibliographic descriptive data for eBooks, eJournals, print resources and corresponding metadata for license and order data, archival and digital objects, and course and reading lists. Additionally, it provides the foundation for all electronic resource management (ERM) workflows, delivers automatic bi-directional updates and synchronization, and offers a reimagined staff experience.

March 16, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the kickoff of IUG2016, the 24th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in San Francisco.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, today announced the debut of Innovative Linked Data, a new service that will help transform library visibility on the Semantic Web.

March 15, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has delivered a new service pack update for Millennium users. The Millennium Release 2014 SP2 updates span all the major modules in the system, including acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, Create Lists, serials, and WebPAC, as well as electronic resource management features.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced Polaris library partners now have a direct connection for the Polaris to INN-Reach resource sharing system. Currently in beta testing, Innovative will offer the same level of integration INN-Reach currently offers Sierra and Millennium users to those on Polaris, through the use of Direct to INN-Reach APIs. This will eliminate the need for a Direct Consortia Borrowing (DCB) broker system and will create a seamless experience within Polaris.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to transform library workflows and patron experiences by releasing cloud-based solutions built on the Innovative Open Library Stack (IOLS).

March 14, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to transform library workflows and patron experiences by releasing cloud-based solutions built on the Innovative Open Library Stack. Innovative launched an evolutionary approach to product development in 2015, with the Innovative Open Library Stack serving as the backbone of all next-generation cloud solutions. A robust, shared services cloud platform, the IOLS allows for the cost-effective sharing and management of resources in a seamless, safe, and secure manner. By supporting the shift to web-based services, libraries are able to keep pace with technology advancements and dramatically improve the library experience for users and staff.

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